NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Lisa Streich / Brett Dean – Elbphilharmonie Visions

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Alan Gilbert
Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert
Lisa Streich
Lisa Streich © Manu Theobald
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra © Nikolaj Lund

Picture of the current world of contemporary music

The new festival format »Elbphilharmonie Visions« is being put on for the first time. Every other year, the Elbphilharmonie and the NDR present the best works of contemporary music over the space of ten days. As Alan Gilbert puts it, this new Biennale is intended to »present a picture of the current world of contemporary music«. The chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra initiated the festival, and of course the opening concert takes place under his baton.

Visions as a package: If you buy three or more concerts of the »Elbphilharmonie Visions« festival at the same time, you will receive a 30% discount on the ticket price. To do so, select »Visions Trio Bonus 30%« in the shopping basket.

The programme of the first concert is nothing if not »hot off the press«: Alan Gilbert gives the first performance of a new work by Lisa Streich. The Swedish composer, born in 1985, wrote it to a commission from the Hamburg Claussen-Simon Foundation, whose composition prize will be presented to her at the festival.

Contemporary music is »as rich and diverse as mankind itself« (Alan Gilbert), and this much is also borne out by the monumental oratorio »In This Brief Moment« by Australian composer and former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Brett Dean. As a Darwinistic alternative to Haydn’s Biblical »Creation« and a successor to Beethoven’s »Pastoral« Symphony, the work portrays Man’s destructive influence on our planet. The composer himself says that his music is intended to give the audience an opportunity to »be amazed at what once was, what is, and what could be lost forever«.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Prager Philharmonischer Chor

Lukás Vasilek Einstudierung

Siobhan Stagg soprano

Patrick Terry countertenor

conductor Alan Gilbert


Talk with Alan Gilbert, Lisa Streich and Brett Dean

Lisa Streich
Flügel (world premiere, awarded the Claussen Simon Composition Prize)

– Interval –

Brett Dean
In This Brief Moment

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Elbphilharmonie Visions

Promoter: NDR / HamburgMusik

Supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

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